Professor Peter J Roberts-Thomson
|Flinders Medical Centre (FMC)|
|Practice Responsibilities:||Clinical Director for the Immunology Directorate; Chairman, Quality Assurance Program in Immunology (RCPA)|
|Specialities:||Systemic autoimmune disorders|
Professor Roberts-Thomson is a graduate of the University of Adelaide and following his intern year, worked for a year in general practice in Western Australia and the Northern Territory. He spent the next four years at Oxford University in Britain, researching immune mechanisms in rheumatic and inflammatory disorders.
Returning to the Flinders Medical Centre, he completed his conjoint Diploma in Immunology and Immunopathology. The award of a Fulbright Scholarship then took him to Dallas, Texas to study rheumatology in the department of the doyen of American rheumatology, Professor M Ziff.
In 1980, Professor Roberts-Thomson was appointed Staff Specialist in Immunology at Flinders Medical Centre, and three years later, Head of Rheumatology. In 1999, he became Professor and Chairman of the Department of Immunology, Allergy and Arthritis (following Professor J Bradley’s retirement) until his current appointment with the IMVS.
He is also currently the Chairman of the Quality Assurance Program (Immunology) of the RCPA and custodian of the South Australian Scleroderma Register. He is the author or co-author of over 200 research publications and one book.
Professor Roberts-Thomson has a particular interest in the diagnosis and management of systemic autoimmune disorders.